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How can i repair my mbr through ubuntu? Answered

A while back i installed Ubuntu so i could familiarize myself with it for a class i was taking. The boot loader only loads twice then the system needs repaired. The boot gets stuck at "verifying DMI pool data" and I have to put in the ubuntu disk and choose rescue a broken system and reload the GRUB boot loader.

Whenever i shut down Windows to boot into Ubuntu Windows updated and now i cannot boot to it without getting stuck in a loop because it must reboot to work.

Is there a way i can get the windows boot loader back or do i need to keep rescuing it?

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tragicallyhipBest Answer (author)2011-08-29

Use your MS disc, let it load till you get the recovery console fix with command prompt type "fixmbr"

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gantyman (author)tragicallyhip2011-08-29

can i do this through windows itself or does it need to be through the recovery console?

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tragicallyhip (author)gantyman2011-08-29

Only through the recovery console ,you pc will only have minimal funcntions so nothimg will interfear with fixmbr

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Vyger (author)2011-08-28

Hard drives are now cheap enough that you could, should, use a separate drive for each OS. In the bios screen, you pick which one to boot from and that way they will never mess each other up.

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tragicallyhip (author)Vyger2011-08-29

A better solution for testing out Ubuntu without a full install would be to use Wubi. The distro will install as a regular X86 application on your PC and when your done remove it as you would any other windows program

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gantyman (author)Vyger2011-08-29

i do have them on different hard drives.

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